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breaking news here want to see this morning a second reported israeli air strike on syria in less than forty eight hours of supposedly targets of military research side syrian state t.v. claims twelve missiles came raining down on the. brink of joining us here at r.t. today a very busy sunday morning i hope you can stay with us for the breaking news here on the program. well let's go straight to it now syrian state t.v. has said that israel bombed syria overnight and this has been confirmed by a u.s. official that the strike supposedly targeted a military research site in damascus let's join azziz middle east correspondent
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paula some of the latest on this developing breaking news story paula any comments now from israeli officials in tel aviv regarding this alleged attack. well as you say a western intelligence source says that israel carried out its second day striking days on syria in the early hours of this morning sunday the attack damascus with a series of powerful blast that drove columns of fire into the night sky now syrian state television is reporting that the explosions were caused by israeli rocket strikes that as of yet there is still no comment from the israeli government or the israeli army about these explosions and it's also doubtful that we'll get any kind of comment of course the israeli position very often is not to comment and this does give some kind of warning to the damascus regime that even if the israelis are not responsible for this attack the message they want to come across is that the strike has the capabilities of israel being able to do such a thing we have been on the phone with the israeli foreign ministry since the early
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hours of this morning those were speaking to are not. hate to confirm or deny the report either the enemy israeli military spokesperson who said we don't respond to this kind of report now in recent days there have been signs of mounting tensions between israel and hezbollah which is a militant organization based in lebanon and why with the damascus government in a warning to israel really of this week the his chief hassan nasrallah said his militia was ready and to quote him it has its hands on the trigger in the event of an israeli attack on time to see if i may been on over the past few days the israeli military called out civil thousand reservists for what it called a surprise military exercise on its border with lebanon so the point needs to be made that although this strike refer specifically to syria it's very closely aligned with developments in lebanon and has the potential of not only a regional conflict but international implications as well has repeatedly warned in
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the past that it is prepared to go to force and to employ force to prevent still going to reconstitute in chemical weapons from reaching his villa and other groups based in levanon alongside this there are rumors that has been surfacing particularly online following the latest volley of attacks on the syrian regime and this is that the syrian president bashar assad will soon officially declare war on israel but the point needs to be made that many are dismissing these kind of reports merely as rumors and data we are trying to confirm it is possible rumors about the syrian president basically declaring war on israel again that's not confirmed at the moment certainly though the tempers are flaring in that part of the world paula as you were saying it's the third time israel has bombed syria in just the past five months or so situation. well that is correct i mean this morning's attack comes just a day after israeli officials say that israel had carried out an overnight thursday
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attack that targeted a consignment of missiles in syria that. intended for his villa in lebanon if indeed today's strike is also confirmed by the israelis it will be israel's third strike inside syria since in late january back in january as well hit the same way house that is believed to be one of the targets of this morning's attack where hamas is in. on the northern approaches to damascus it's just fifteen kilometers from the lebanese border and it is the leaved to be a place or at least this is the israeli believe where weapons ah long range missiles are being stockpiled and again israelis believe that these are headed for his villa in lebanon it is a strategically military important position for the syrian president bashar assad not the syrian state television also says that this morning strikes were a response to recent military gains by assad's forces against rebels who have been trying to topple him for the better part of two years so to me the scale of this
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morning's the tech shows that it is beyond the military capability of just the syrian rebels and this is why you have observers pointing the finger at israel in terms of helping and assisting the syrian rebels eyewitnesses also say that they saw in the sky at the time of the blast and this seems to concern other reports we've received that israeli jets would being used so the point today in the conflict has the potential to become international people on the ground are watching it very very closely and it's almost intensifying by the minute we of course will keep you up to date orders second suspected is ready to strike in the side of syria in the past forty eight hours the latest on the breaking news maltese paula slater and celebrate thank you. part of the official u.s. reaction to the latest alleged israeli attack here's our two is more important. u.s. president barack obama wouldn't specifically comment on the reported israeli airstrikes into damascus instead saying that israel is justified in protecting itself from
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a weapon shipments to the lebanon based group. this these comments coming from the u.s. president were made during an interview with telemundo television obama said that washington consistently coordinates closely with tel of eva recognizing that the country is very close in proximity to syria and lebanon president obama said that he believes that to the israelis to confirm or deny what is taking place what actions they are taking more in executing now according to reuters a spokesman for the israeli military has declined to comment or confirm israel's role in the attacks into syria as we've also reported a senior u.s. official confirm to n.b.s. news that the israeli air force bombed the military research center in syria and now israeli leaders previously said that the country would not allow weapons to
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flow from syria to lebanon and most recently we did hear comments coming from the u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel saying that now the white house is considering to arm the opposition in syria with weapons this is a stance and a position that washington was reluctant to take instead saying that it would give financial support that would go to their logistics but not weapons other communication equipment other ways in which the opposition and the rebels could fight against the syrian government but now we see the position at least coming from some members of the white house the position of the u.s. administration is changing but you know you're hearing a variety of different comments one coming one position coming from the second. terry defense and then with that when the u.s. president speaks he's a little bit more cautious with his words but over the past few weeks we are
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hearing this his drumming of rhetoric coming from u.s. officials that are is beating what some would call a drum of potential military intervention. portnoy event live in new york and i spoke to her a bit earlier in the program i also spoke to a mere over in the senior correspondent for israel's ha'aretz newspaper he believes the reported air strike is justified. this is part of the israeli policy which you can describe. but do not announce or don't lead but don't tell don't let the syrian regime transfer surface to surface missiles and surface to air missiles stupors vala but don't brag about it so while the reason no official confirmation you can take you almost as face value when you hear the u.s. side confirm it officially what about the legality of israel bombing syria like this without even a un mandate i mean how do you expect the international community to react to this
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well the israeli and syrian governments have been paying a fragile ceasefire for the last forty years however next door in lebanon on the lebanese government does not control because of allah and because well i want to take these arms from syria and position them within lebanon which is you legal has always in a state of war we see israel and while you may say that flying over space is not exactly according to international law this is nick beaking and while there are many reasons on other aspects to be critical of israeli policy it does seem that this time around it is quite balanced it is only trying to prevent and preempt further conflict so i'm sure you talk about the israeli airstrike being balanced you call the israeli airstrike balance we've got unconfirmed reports now of at least four hundred people killed during this overnight jet fighter weapon
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strike massive explosions a video footage there has been absolutely incredible you call this a balanced reaction to unconfirmed reports that the syrian officials are moving surface to air missiles to hezbollah which they are denying at the time you call it balanced ok let me clarify first of all the reason of. and regrettably so a massacre going on in syria. has gone on for the last two years with many thousands of people being killed others perhaps in the hundreds of thousands being uprooted and now being refugees across the border and what israel is trying to prevent is another lebanon war this is perhaps a minor price to pay. in order not to pay the bigger price of the killing and the havoc which will be wreaked by another lebanon war. let's give you an. breaking news story here today u.s.
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military official has confirmed a second israeli strike on syria in less than forty eight hours backed reports on syrian state t.v. but no official confirmation from the officials and. the site of the strike which is said to have targeted a military. a syrian television claim twelve missiles were fired by israel reports coming in of many killed and injured although there's been no official announcement by western intelligence sources reportedly say that it was a stockpile of syrian missiles intended for hezbollah. by the latest asteroid comes less than two days after the previous israeli bombing of syria anonymous israeli official said targeted a shipment of syrian missiles on its way to hezbollah in lebanon a similar attack is said to have been carried out by israel earlier this year in
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january damascus has been trying to hand the devolved weapons to hezbollah. for the latest on this developing story the breaking news continues. from all around the world hope to see you in just. here you can feel it. is. used to work. and lou there are a lot of. really showing just to become
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a member of an organization and get inside the drug trade. to buy something oh never forget. a. group of mine who did it by paid for what i've done i would never stop a. i . thank you for sharing your sunday with us here on our. show live in the russian capital the unemployment level in the european union hit record highs this week with the rate going up across most of the member states the ever rising figures are alarming and rising year by year greece and spain the most affected in greece for
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example twenty seven percent of the workforce out of a job while in spain one in every four is unemployed and the increasing joblessness of many and poor working conditions for some triggered massive demonstrations all around the world on may day at the most turbulent protests taking place in turkey where police had to disperse demonstrators with tear gas and water cannons after the demonstrations turned violent at least twenty eight people were injured in clashes dozens were arrested in greece so the country worst hit by the crisis the day of action was marked by a twenty four hour strike spain has seen demonstrations in more than eighty cities assays tests are sillier reports. the unemployment rate in the years old has recently reached a record twelve percent and for those aged twenty five and below in countries like spain and greece that number is as high as more than fifty percent with very little size of any economic improvement now for those who are looking for a job that search is no longer just about trying to find work many are now trying
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to leave their home countries. like niccolo wriggles a biology graduate from italy now working in a shelter in brussels and the situation eataly was actually awful because the only thing i was able to get is a really short contract like the mouth for six months with absolutely no possibility of growing out in. industry or in the laboratory anything most most of them were told. hate you can't really think of your future he says it wasn't a walk in the park in beijing either as many companies require a working knowledge of both french and dutch a barrier that may be hard to overcome but perhaps still more attractive for some of the going back home i read it in two thousand and twelve.
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and the person the person of young people who emigrated from italy and grew up by thirty forty percent in two thousand and twelve i really don't know what will be into towns in africa and it's not just the citizens feeling the pinch foreigners would come to europe to see new opportunities starting their will businesses and building their lives have now will also change their minds freds iana this meant leaving greece and go to all the way back to her native ecuador and while homesickness was the initial reason for the move she has no regrets about making that decision the sixth one had also many foreigners decided to leave greece and move to countries like germany and switzerland but the greeks who stayed behind are saying that the situation is really difficult there when for instance servicemen he used to get one and a half thousand euros on their pay just nine hundred m. out place has been open for two years even though still new i believe we have very
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good prospects for the future and this is not something she says just isn't possible in europe right now to trend if you look at the figures in countries like ardent some people argue that a whole generation has left and perhaps for good do not believe. i don't think so i believe rather stay here for one time does so sylvia our team brussels. and attorney to us some of the other news has been shaping the week here on r.t. on the around the world of the u.k. independence party made a huge. throughly and local elections are claiming one in every four votes cast now the conservatives of course part of the ruling coalition have all admitted now that mainstream parties have huge lessons to learn from the group or seeking the country's withdrawal from the e.u. let's take a look at the party's gains and losses here on r.t. here come the numbers for you right now the conservatives down three hundred and thirty five seats where their coalition partners the liberal democrats well they've
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lost one hundred and twenty four in the meantime the opposition labor party that's up by two hundred ninety one and a ukip has gained one hundred and thirty nine new local councillors that's an achievement the head of the party nigel farage praises the ground a rival of that of four party politics and the deputy leader of the u.k. independence party paul not all he spoke to are c. about the party's long term plans and the issues with its rivals. david cameron is committed to the european union we know that because he said if that is it that friends and he will campaign to stay in and if you are members of the european union you can't control your own borders so we have a problem in this country where we have twenty two percent youth unemployment a million kids in britain who are going to weigh every day and what about open our borders all to twenty nine million bulgarians when restrictions fall on january first income earners are permitted that is not
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a good can do about that so quite frankly we're not worried that he's going to park his time con artist because he simply can't we will take a seat in the house of commons if not two seats before the general election in two thousand and fifteen if we continue on our trajectory in byelection zameen we are finishing seconds and a lot of buy elections now particularly in the north of england and i think that we can eventually take a seat in a byelection but let's not forget that a big elections next year the european elections take place in june two thousand and fifteen these are the elections that we will win i genuinely believe we will send more any peace but to brochures than any other party and then in two thousand and fifteen ukip will be standing in every single constituency and we will be putting up a good fight and if we enter the election on double digits ahead of the liberal democrats we have leadership debates in this country and will be on those leadership debates of people wipe the floor with clegg cameron. live from moscow
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this is the results released on saturday show the iraqi prime minister nouri al maliki did win prevention elections two weeks ago despite the fact his government is mired in corruption and crisis over how to share power among the nation's very different groups on the ground iraq's seeing some of its worst bloodshed since the pullout of u.s. troops in two thousand and eleven the u.n. said just this week more than seven hundred people were killed in april of sixty one hundred injured across the land in sectarian violence many fear the unrest could send the nation into a state of full scale conflict does come ten years after george w. bush declared america's victory over saddam hussein political analyst or sue current chandan believes the only hope for iraq is uniting to overcome the sectarian divisions. the masses in the country are in a dire stay and unfortunately this has been visiting upon this war should be one of the greatest countries and peoples of the region for many decades now bucky people
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are great people they've made many achievements historically and in modern history so you know that there is always hope in the worst situations but the trajectory of history currently is disastrous for the nation and i'm unfortunately but one hopes that they can actually build upon the sparks of unity that happened post two thousand and three in the resistance when when when sunni and shia rocky's were defacto united against resistance against the occupation and let's remember the s.a.'s in basra in two thousand and five wearing our head dresses with all making equipment who got caught by the iraqi police we know whose hands are all behind this and that is in london washington and paris etc. ok let's get back to our breaking news for you on this sunday morning here on r t a syrian state t.v. has said israel bombed syria overnight and this has been confirmed by a u.s. official that the airstrikes supposedly targeted a massive military research site in damascus and for the latest from damascus. now
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joined by syrian journalist abdullah ma is you need to bring us up to date on this breaking news story here good to see you today you were in the area at the time of the attack what did you hear what did you see. took place at around two o'clock damascus time after midnight it was a big three explosion took place attacking. research center and other military stations military units let's say and this lead to. the quick. something like three to four on the. scale and big fire blanched over and over the mountain this was seen everywhere in damascus all the houses in the mosques where shaikh everyone wake up and. this lead into the very very have been a big explosions in some immunity warehouses and in the area and the destruction in addition to the reaction lead led by the. this explosion and some
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civilian houses so this overnight israeli airstrike in and around damascus big enough and heavy enough for everyone in the capital to feel it and to register on the richter scale as you said about where to go what is the word on casualties at the moment any numbers about victims. the first is to mission of the numbers we have something like three hundred soldiers were killed in the unit five zero one and we have civilians there was one one or two when. we have others in the hospitals we have hundreds were hospitalized with the main three or four hospitals. six zero one hospital we have more cells with hospitals and also a big destruction nobody will be. turned into a military military zone no one is allowed to come to come aside because they are
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afraid of the danger of the people but we can see from our side and from the activists that destruction is a view in the area at that any any official reaction from damascus or far. after the studio. t.v. declared from the first hour that this is the. this is kind of held. against the government kind of reaction to what the syrian government has been achieved there's been talk about statement to be issued later on up to now we are waiting for it people saying that up to now not there would be an official statement or not and no official statement a lot of jokes about let's do something let's make an. attack back. there is a big room is up to now about. one airplane that was headed by the
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syrian defense there are more rumors also about. catching two pilots from this. jet but. you know we understand we've also been getting these are unconfirmed reports of one if not possibly two israeli airplanes are shot down over syrian territory i must ask you again it's very difficult during such a time of conflict involved and it's very difficult to confirm reports and confirm certain aspects of speculation but an israeli and a reporter that syria was preparing to declare war on israel they were response to the attack or any any confirmation on that. we cannot say this is an injury it's not an official source of information a lot of talk about about this and the social media people are calling it's not a word maybe it's that back should be painful because this is not the first time to attack on syria. we remember what it did was an attack on the same research center
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which is. now in this direction damascus is very difficult we have we hear it every time some. because of that it's not just good we have but we've had of the time the ambience everyone is so it's possible nobody knows what went on with life in the syrian capital a journalist. with the latest on this breaking news thank you. all right our special report next here on out here in just a couple of minutes so we take you to mexico this is a hot seat live from moscow. a famous american political figure ron paul has decided to create his own liberty
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oriented home schooling curriculum at ron paul curriculum to give parents not turn it into standard public education you know when i was a kid homeschooling was only for like the kids of wacko's and cultus if you met someone who was homeschooled you always look at them with some sort of suspicion like what's with that kid with what's with his parents i mean who would home school their kids well let's look at it this way who would grow their own food when american supermarkets are stocked with pure healthy and natural food the problem is that food in stores is now loaded up with all sorts of mystery chemicals and g m o's and it makes perfect sense that nowadays people are intro starting to grow their own food and this logic applies to education too when public education becomes so dismal and it's perfectly logical and reasonable to try to educate your kids yourself the no child left behind program did a fine job of making the american education system lower the bar down to the very basement of the lowest common denominator i mean if you think there should be more in a high school graduates had besides reading writing and arithmetic that homeschooling
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